Under the leadership of Glen Brennan, a Gomeroi man from Narrabri in northern NSW, our KPMG Indigenous Services Team works across sectors on reconciliation and transformation initiatives which create sustainable social impact and prosperity for Indigenous peoples and communities.

Our approach

Our KPMG Indigenous Services advisers understand the critical importance of cultural context and have developed bespoke communication and consultation protocols to work effectively and respectfully to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes with our clients.

With a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities that exist for the Indigenous sector, our advisors lead engagements with a culturally authorised team.

Further, our approach is based on the principles of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

How KPMG Indigenous Services can help

Our deep networks and capability across the Indigenous sector allow us to provide expertise in Indigenous engagement and participation, Reconciliation, Indigenous rights, Indigenous Estate and Closing the Gap initiatives. Our KPMG Indigenous Services team provides the following services:

Reconciliation and social impact

We help companies develop best practice Reconciliation Action Plans that build genuine relationships, cultural respect, and opportunities for Indigenous Australians. Our team can work with clients on:

  • RAP design and development
  • Reconciliation and Closing the Gap initiatives
  • Initiatives in relation to UNDRIP and UNSDG commitments

Indigenous engagement and consultation

We conduct consultations with Indigenous communities and organisations utilising best practice principles and a rights based approach​. Our team can assist with:

  • Indigenous engagement ​strategies (IES)
  • IES roadmap, monitoring and reporting
  • Community consultation​ plans

Indigenous estate and Indigenous rights

We use our deep connections with Traditional Owners, Prescribed Body Corporates (PBC) and the Indigenous Estate, combined with a practical understanding in Native Title and Aboriginal Land Rights to assist with negotiations, agreement making, partnerships and benefit sharing. Our team can provide the following services:

  • Native Title, PBC and Aboriginal Land Council advisory
  • Indigenous Estate and cultural heritage advisory
  • Agreement making, partnerships and benefit sharing
  • Negotiating Land Use Activity Agreements

Indigenous economic development and transformation

We provide advisory services tailored to the specific needs of the Indigenous Sector and to the organisations which support the Indigenous sector. Services include:

  • Indigenous business accelerator programs
  • Business transformation
  • Risk consulting
  • Organisational strategy and investment planning

Community transformation and prosperity

We work with our clients to develop community transformation strategies that provide social and economic participation and prosperity opportunities for Indigenous Australians​, such as:

  • Regional productivity and prosperity plans
  • Regional/City deals strategy

Indigenous policy, programs and initiatives

We help the Indigenous sector, governments, and NGOs to design and develop best practice Indigenous policies and impactful programs and initiatives within procurement, employment, Indigenous inclusion and Indigenous rights that is tailored to meet specific objectives. ​The team can provide the following services:

  • Policy and programs review and advice​
  • Program design and development
  • Indigenous grant writing
  • Cultural learning frameworks
  • Indigenous rights and cultural heritage management advisory
  • Navigating the process of obtaining free, prior and informed consent
  • Feasibility studies, business cases and business plans

ACCO readiness

We work with Aboriginal Controlled Community Organisations (ACCOs) to ensure they are ready to act as government policy changes, so they can continue to support their communities in areas such as child safety, community support, family support, alcohol and other drugs services, community and economic development projects. Our team can provide the following services;

  • Organisational review/current state assessment
  • Strategy and roadmap
  • Implementation plans

Digital enablement

We provide technology based services tailored to the specific needs of the Indigenous Sector and to the organisations which support the Indigenous sector. Services include:

  • Data and integration
  • Technology and cyber
  • Outsourced solutions

Key contacts

KPMG Indigenous Services has a national footprint with advisers in most KPMG Australia office locations. For more information, get in touch.